Local Wine Estates Prepare for Likely Chinese Influx

Howard Park Wines received a grant worth $110,000 to set up a wine interpretative centre to cater for growing number of Chinese tourists. Natalie Burch, operations manager at Howard Park Wines, said that the timidly named Wine Chapel would complement their cellar door operation to offer... - September 02, 2013

Surf Movie Expected to Give a Big Boost to Tourism in the Margaret River Region

Surfing film "Drift" is expected to be a major breakthrough for tourism in the Margaret River region. The film was shot in various locations across the region with scenes in Augusta, Nannup, Margaret River, Bunker Bay, Gracetown and Yallingup. - May 09, 2013

Margaret River Guide App Hits 10,000 Downloads

The Margaret River Guide App has hit 10,000 downloads becoming "The Smart Phone App" for the Margaret River and Geographe Regions of Western Australia. This free app has put together in one place all the best of the region to help tourists plan the perfect vacation: photos, reviews,... - May 05, 2013

Local Scotsman Shouts Out to the World That Margaret River is "Famous Down Under"

Local Scotsman Shouts Out to the World That Margaret River is "Famous Down Under"

Aside from its cheekiness, it states the obvious; being that Margaret River is Famous Down Under! Margaret River is now shared with the world via the web and smart phone apps, ensuring that everyone knows about this famous region and local businesses. - April 25, 2013

Margaret River Gourmet Escape Makes It to the List of Top 16 World Events

After stirring attention in the international wine and food arena last year, Margaret River Gourmet Escape has featured on the list of "Top 16 Events Happening Around The World In 2013" compiled by the Asia City Network. Taking place from November 22nd to 24th, the second annual Margaret... - April 19, 2013

Margaret River’s 3D Pop-Up Shop Welcomes Its First Artist

The Melting Pot Glass Studio opened up their 3D Pop-Up Shop over the weekend, a temporary gallery space in their lobby, especially designed for 3D artists to showcase and sell their work. Long established and well respected local potter, Myles Happ, is the first artist in the space till the end of... - April 12, 2013

Margaret River Farmers Market Attracted Large Crowd

In Western Australia's south west wine producing region, Margaret River Farmers Market is fast becoming known as an oasis of local seafood and all kinds of fresh produce, meat, eggs and baked items. - April 08, 2013

Jodie Lane from Margaret River and Districts Agricultural Society’s Work Gets Recognition

Jodie Lane was recently nominated as one of the six WA finalists for the RIRDC Rural Women's Award. Though Lane didn't win, she received a certificate in Perth and was encouraged to re-apply in the future. The RIRDC Rural Women's Award is the most prestigious award for rural women in Australia. - March 21, 2013

Northern Margaret River Team Wineries to Participate in SurfAid Cup

With this year's vintage just around the corner, four budding locals have teamed up to leave the vineyard behind and join the Northern Margaret River Wineries team for the SurfAid Cup Margaret River on March 17th. The Northies team, formed by the Burch Family Wines, will contend against seven... - March 09, 2013

Triumph for Saracen Estates Margaret River

Saracen Estate did superbly at the recently held Winestate's Best of Western Australia Awards 2012, with its Sparkling Maree 2009, Methode Traditionnelle, claiming the "Top of Category" spot. - February 28, 2013

The Margaret River Guide - World Champions Head to Margaret River

Newly crowned world champions Stephanie Gilmore and Joel Parkinson are set to headline an implausible line-up of the world's best surfing talent at the Margaret River Drug Aware Pro 2013. It is thought to be the first time that both the female and male ASP World Champions will compete at the world famous Surfers Point together. - February 28, 2013

Equine Polo Coming to Busselton

The sport of equine polo is coming to Busselton Foreshore for the first time on Sat, April 27th 2013. Planned to be an annual event, the 3-a-side sport will be played at Barnard Park close to the renowned Busselton Jetty. - February 26, 2013

Public Opinion Sought on Town Upgrade

Public opinion is sought for the upgrading of the Margaret River Town Centre, ahead of comprehensive design workshops scheduled for early next month. The Town Centre upgrade is planned together with the construction of the Perimeter Road, which aims to reduce traffic safety risks and improve the... - February 22, 2013

Dates for Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2013 Announced

Following an incredibly successful launch in 2012, the annual Margaret River Gourmet Escape has announced the dates for 2013 with the popular wine and food event to be held from Friday, November 22nd to Sunday, November 24th. This ultimate of gastronomic experiences will offer a program featuring... - February 13, 2013

"Drift" Surf Movie Trailer Released

The first trailer of the new Australian surf film "Drift" has been released and can now be watched online. The film was shot last year at various locations along Western Australia's south west coastline, from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste, Margaret River, Gracetown, Nannup and... - December 28, 2012

Margaret River Voted Australia's Best Town

Just one year after devastating bushfires, Margaret River was voted Australia's favourite spot by travellers for the second successive year. The news article "Margaret River voted best Aussie town - Australian Traveller magazine" has full details on this story. It says, "Margaret... - December 13, 2012

Margaret River Awarded for Successful Marketing

The Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association has been awarded a print and online marketing campaign package worth $5,000 to promote the delightful Margaret River wine region of WA, as part of GWN7 Top Tourism Awards. As the winner of the 2012 RAC Travel Services Business Planning and Marketing... - October 10, 2012

Margaret River Winery Wins Honour in USA

Vasse Felix was named as one of the "Top 100" international wineries by leading US magazine, Wine & Spirits. - September 22, 2012

Learn All About Chocolate At the Margaret River Ag Show and Chocolate Festival

Taste and discover chocolate in unimaginable ways at the Margaret River Agricultural Show and Chocolate Festival due to take place from Friday October 19th to Saturday October 20th at the footy oval in Margaret River. Celebrating the region’s strong connection with the confectionary industry,... - September 19, 2012

Bettenay’s Margaret River Nougat Co. Ranked One of Australia’s Best

Bettenay’s Margaret River Nougat Co. won over three gold medals at the recently held Wrest Point Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards. - September 12, 2012

Tantalise Your Taste Buds at Gourmet Escape

Tickets for the wine and food festival Margaret River Gourmet Escape will be on sale from August 16th onwards. From Tetsuya Wakuda to Neil Perry and from Rene Redzepi to Heston Blumenthal, the event will bring together a fantastic mix of over 20 Australian and international wine and food... - August 18, 2012

Hyatt Regency Perth Prepares for Cabernet Battle

Hyatt Regency Perth is once again getting ready for another amazing week of prestigious events from August 17th to 25th, celebrating the art of good living with fabulous food and sublime wine. The entertaining and enlightening Hyatt Regency Perth Cup on August 22nd will place Margaret River... - August 17, 2012

Margaret River Welcomes Morries

A new restaurant/café/bar called Morries Anytime opened in Margaret River on Sunday, serving curious customers from 7.30 am to 10.00 pm. Visitors enjoyed items such as coffee and muffins in addition to Morries’ authentic original cocktail list with rum boat float being the biggest hit. - July 11, 2012

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape to Feature UK Celebrity Chef Heston Blumenthal

Tourism Minister Kim Hames recently announced that UK celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal will headline the four-day premium wine and food event in the Margaret River wine region. - July 07, 2012

Brown Hill Estate the Latest Gold Member for the Margaret River Guide

Brown Hill Estate has built its reputation as a premium small wine producer since its establishment in 1997. Based on the philosophy of quality rather than quantity, Brown Hill is one of the few wineries to grow its grapes without irrigation, producing smaller and more intensely flavoured grapes. - May 24, 2012

Fermoy Estate Winery Embraces New Vibrant Marketing from the Margaret River Region

A testament to this quality and recognition of Fermoy Estate is that its 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon was the only West Australian wine served at the prestigious occasion of the wedding on Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Aussie girl Mary Donaldson in 2004. - March 30, 2012

40%* of Mobile Phones in Australia Are Smart Phones - Now You Can Find Every Thing Margaret River, Western Australia at Your Fingertips with the Margaret River Phone App

40%* of Mobile Phones in Australia Are Smart Phones - Now You Can Find Every Thing Margaret River, Western Australia at Your Fingertips with the Margaret River Phone App

The Margaret River Guide has launched its new Free phone app, the first** comprehensive and interactive app for Margaret River, to make visiting the region easier than ever before. Recognising that the majority of the site users are travelers, the Margaret River Guide team has taken their service directly to the region’s visitors through the first interactive phone app available for the Margaret River region, Western Australia available at http://margaretriverguide.com.au./phone-app - October 03, 2011

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